Blake Shelton Took a Big Risk in Selecting Gwen Stefani’s $500K+ Ring

By now, you’ve probably seen the adorable photograph of Gwen Stefani kissing Blake Shelton as the pair announced their engagement. The proposal came as welcome news from fans of the couple who have been clamoring for years to figure out when they’ll finally tie the knot.

Now that the wedding bells are set to ring, fans are eager to learn every detail they can about the impending celebration and how the proposal went down. One thing that we’ve learned is that Shelton took a big — and expensive — risk when it came to selecting the ring he used to propose. 

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani met on ‘The Voice’

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton | NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

When Stefani and Shelton first went public with their relationship, fans of both singers were left scratching their heads. From the outside looking in, the bad girl rocker who had fronted popular band No Doubt and the country music crooner didn’t seem to go together.

Since both were coming off of very public divorces, many chalked their relationship up to a quick rebound and expected the fling to burn out quickly. Stefani and Shelton put those doubts to rest with a rock-solid relationship that endured far longer than many fans expected, and soon the same fans who had predicted their quick split were instead eager to see them take it to the next level. 

Stefani and Shelton first met on the set of The Voice in 2014. Shelton has served as a judge and coach on the reality TV series since its inception, and Stefani joined the cast that year as well.

At the time, Stefani was in a long marriage with fellow rock star Gavin Rossdale, and Shelton was married to country music singer Miranda Lambert. The pair ended up bonding as they both went through high-profile divorces at the same time, and by the end of it, they had found a love of their own with each other. 

Blake Shelton recently proposed to Gwen Stefani 

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Stefani and Shelton have been quarantining together during the pandemic. Fans were afraid that all the time spent in isolation on Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch might put a strain on their relationship, but it turns out there was no reason to fear. In fact, the time together seems to have been just the spark the couple needed to move forward with their marriage plans.

Clearly, Shelton put a lot of thought into the moment, which fans thought of as a long time coming. Shelton had previously had a chapel built on his ranch for Stefani, and he decided that was the perfect setting for popping the big question.

According to a source: “Gwen loves the chapel so much and she even has a necklace with a charm of the chapel that she wears often.”

Clearly, Shelton wanted to make the proposal memorable. He also made sure to lean into traditions that are important to Stefani and even asked her father for his blessing before going forward with the proposal. 

Blake Shelton’s proposal included a $500k ring

As we learn more about the proposal, there are plenty of chances to ooh and ah, but a big one is a pricey diamond perched on Stefani’s finger. As Us Weekly reports, the ring is not only impressive for its cost but also because Shelton custom-designed it! It has a classic six-prong setting and features a whopping 6-carat solitaire diamond. The band is either white gold or platinum. 

Custom designing his bride-to-be’s engagement ring was definitely a smooth move that put the proposal over the top, but it wasn’t without risks. Even after all these years together, Shelton and Stefani definitely have their own unique tastes, and it would have been quite disappointing to spend half a million dollars on a ring that didn’t wow Stefani and fit with her own style. Luckily, Shelton seems to have pulled it off with pizzazz!